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Pub closed and said to be earmarked for flats.Another pub bites the dust.
boundsgreenboy - 6 Apr 2013 13:37
Not a bad pub.A decent pint of Guinness.Busy on a Sunday. or iit was when i went in
tottenhamsean - 21 Sep 2010 14:36
Ex Wetherspoons Pub near to Arnos Grove & New Southgate stations. Very cheap & cheerful and OK for a few pints. at least its better than the Harvester at Arnos. Directors was in good condition when I went in recently and at 2:30 A pint I cant complain.
Alesonly - 1 Mar 2010 01:36
I have worked in The Bank for 2 years now, the manageress has cleaned all the shit out of there! Its a lovely place to meet friends and have a laugh. All Live football games shown. Karaoke every fri night with the best singer winning a bottle of wine.
It now has a pool table as well 1 a game!!
All bottles of wine 10 or under. Beer ranging in price from 1.65 - 2.55. Carling, Fosters, Kronenbourg, stella, John Smith's, Guinness extra cold, Strongbow, IPA and sometimes guest ales.
Check it out! :-)
BarracudastaffSouthgate - 29 Nov 2009 12:45
A bit rough and ready but essentially ok. Cheap as chips just like the Occasional in N13
London28 - 20 Oct 2008 20:36
Very cheap Place for a beer 1.69 to 1.99 a Pint for most Lagers & Ales cant complain. Reasonable & polite staff good surroundings.
half_tuppence - 22 Jun 2008 11:25
Not a too bad Pub sometimes go in here when in the Arnos Grove area about the only Pub round here except that awful harvester at Arnos Grove cheap & cheerful.
Alesonly - 18 Feb 2008 01:47

I went past there the other day and they had Strongbow for 1.75 and I think Guinness for two quid. I may give it another quick try if I'm paying.
chucknorris - 22 Dec 2007 07:14
Ugh. It's gone downhill (I'm still somewhat incredulous that this was possible). Menacing atmosphere. Avoid.
northoftheriver - 11 Dec 2007 16:23
Load of old shit. It's been months since I got stared at in a pub. Kind of like a Wimpey of pubs. It's like a west end city center place where nobody is ever expected to come back. It gave me a headache. I went to the Orange Tree.
chucknorris - 9 Dec 2007 20:53
Been in here a couple of times prior to catching a train from New Southgate. Negative stuff first: it is not the most exciting pub in the world, it is a chain pub with a fairly souless atmosphere, frankly it is not worth going at all out of your way to visit and I certainly would never plan to spend an evening there. However, if you are killing time before catching a train, you could do worse. While there is nothing particularly good about this pub, there's nothing particularly offensive about it either. There are a couple of hand pumps with reasonably well kept ale at very cheap prices (ok, maybe not Wetherspoons cheap, but certainly cheaper than average in London). They also do food which, while not at all exciting, isn't bad. The bar staff are always very friendly. All in all, for a station-side pub, not so bad.
Crow_Valley - 15 Jun 2007 23:50
not bad - couple of well kept ales but doesnt stand out - def a chain mentality
moclips2002 - 3 Jun 2007 14:19
On a rainy Saturday night we decided to try The Bank. The first round weighed in ok. Then it must have been cocktail hour as the barman Mixed 2 different red wines together and the cost of the round went down. I kept quiet as the manager was playing cards with a couple of customers. I thought I would sneak in a quick half as the Bell for last orders had just tolled. This turned in to a new drink I had never personally tried before. A Kronenbourg with Fosters bottom.
Its a great pub if you like unpredictable drinks and a manager who drinks behind the bar and likes a game of cards.
The Reason for scoring it 2 out of 10 was:
1, It was open.
2, It was dry inside.
Mallabooboo - 28 May 2007 21:54
As this pub is opposite New Southgate station I've popped in a couple of times on the way home from work.
There seems to be a dark undercurrent in there that I cannot quite put my finger on. The staff are pleasant enough and the clientele are a little rough round the edges, but not in your face and offensive. I just couldn't help thinking that it could all kick off at the drop of a hat, so I found it difficult to get properly settled.
Saying that they serve cheap beer and you can double up your spirits for an extra 75 pence.
As mentioned before this pub is a Barracuda Pub, so like a weatherspoons with crap music (not blaringly loud though) and a constant sport stream on the tele.
Strongers - 6 Feb 2007 14:29
I reviwed his pub not long ago and now i take back what i posted. The irish manager who had the pub for a few weeks has noe left and the place has gone down hill. Wont be going there again. If you want a nice pub to go to near by then pop down the road to Mollys bar!
palinlover - 22 Dec 2006 11:55
One of those Barracuda Pubs which are always hit and miss as they tend to have the look of a Wetherspoon's or Goose & Granite but whereas those chains have prices that may make you tolerate their somewhat soulless atmosphere and appearance, this place like its sister pubs can't compete on that front and as such it neither provides a nice traditional pub atmosphere nor a particularly cheap evening out.
Barstaff were friendly and knew what they were doing and range of drinks was ok but unremarkable. TVs were too small for this to be a decent place to watch sport and they were actually just an unneccessary distraction. Background music was on the soporific side of the mainstream and the food menu so limited that we gave it a miss.
This is actually quiet a good building in a prime location for New Southgate train station and to a lesser extent Arnos Grove tube and there isn't a lot in the way of competition nearby, but that seems to have merely made the place complacent.
Ok if you live local and don't fancy a long trek to go for a couple of pints and a reasonable venue for a couple of drinks if you happen to be on your way to or from the stations nearby, but definitely not one worth seeking out.
Oh and the clientele were like the typical daytime asoortment you would find in your local Wetherspoon's but like the pub, they were slightly less interesting or pleasant.
Mr.Monkfish - 25 Nov 2006 14:38
This pub has now got a new manager and it has turned into a great pub to visit. The bar staff are friendly and the pub serves great food. Prices for the drinks are really cheap and it has a really nice atmosphere!
Give it a go!!!
palinlover - 7 Nov 2006 16:21
Popped in for a saturday afternoon pint and was pleasently surprised, good range of beer and at a reasonable price.There hardly any pubs in the area so its worth a go if you can't be bothered take a trip to Muswell Hill, Fincley or Southgate.
stu_CP - 13 Sep 2006 17:40
poor pub. youre better off trying the Leitrum Inn or moving to Friern Barnet for a decent drink. the drinks are cheap, yes, but as the saying 'you get what you pay' very much applies...need i say more?
anonymous - 20 Apr 2006 16:38
been done up. now called the bank.

antmcguire - 30 Dec 2004 20:51

Full of local Villains, Therefore Risky.
Its a football pub, what do you expect,
mallowe - 30 Dec 2004 14:33
It's a bog standard pub. Not a particularily nice one, but not awful either. Not worth going out of your way for.
unexcited of n11 - 2 Nov 2004 16:38
Former 'Spoons, good beer, full of old soaks, friendly enough - but in a rough area after dark. Be careful at New Southgate BR at night.
Owen - 7 Oct 2004 15:30
ex-wetherspoons, just a pub, may be turning to flats... now that's unusual .
dan - 19 May 2004 12:05

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